Samsung Announces NX200 Compact System Camera

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Amin Sabet, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Samsung has introduced its second "rangefinder-styled" compact system camera, the NX200:


    Key differences from the NX100:
    • New 20.3MP APS-C sensor
    • New styling reminiscent of Samsung's high end small sensor cameras
    • Magnesium alloy construction
    • 1080p video with full manual exposure control
    • Improved AF speed

    There are several new Samsung lenses which should be available soon
    • 18 - 200mm f/3.5-6.3 OIS
    • 16mm f/2.4 pancake
    • 60mm f/3.8 macro OIS
    • 85mm f/1.4

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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    There are too many great cameras out there! If my pockets were deep enough, I'd have a tough time deciding which one to buy next.:daz:

    Seriously, there are so many exciting things going on in the serious compact area. It's very impressive.
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I think the main thing which will hold back Samsung sales is the size of the 18-55mm kit lens, currently the largest of all the mirrorless kit lenses and not a great performer either. On the positive side, Samsung has three nice pancake lenses, something Sony NEX cannot match.
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  4. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
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    Doesn't Samsung have a collapsable kit lens? Why not put that on this camera? I love the look of this camera. Some of their older more advanced compacts had this design, and for my larger hands were quite ergonomic. The only complaint I've ever had about Samsung is lens quality and their heavy handed NR in their jpegs.
  5. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
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    Good god yes. My head is spinning.
  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    Nothing about the NX200 tempts me at all. I'd be much more likely to buy another pentax lens than this monster :-/
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Are Sony and Samsung trying to re-ignite the megapixel war?

    If I remember correctly, Samsung also has a collapsible zoom lens that should be a nice match. This new camera looks like a bigger NEX.
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  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    The NX200 sure looks like a Nex.... The NX100 was actually a very sexi little camera...
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  9. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    1950-1980: Japan copying Made in Europe and Made in US. 1990-2010 Made in Japan rules. 2000-2020 Korea copying Made in Japan. 2020-20… China (?) copying Made in Korea. And so it goes.
    Who nows, maybe Europe and the US one day will copy Made in ……..
  10. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    85mm 1.4 samples

    85mm f/1.4 samples are looking good, there are some nx200 shots also:

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  11. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Does anyone know the magnification of the integrated viewfinder and whether it's EVF or OVF? :tomato2:

    Honestly this has now become the number one "must-have" for my dSLR replacement - more so a wider framed lined OVF - .86x, .77x .50x even . So in the big sensor offerings so far we have the up-and-coming NEX7 (being integrated but EVF only?) and.....? When they get this key piece of integration right in a ILC 4/3+ compact, even a 10MP, ....and doesn't cost a Leica....then I'll be all over it like white on snow.
  12. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Samples look pretty good but it does look like it is trying to be a NEX. 20+MP is too much!
  13. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    There is no viewfinder on it or option to add electronic one. You have to wait next year for the nx10/11 update.